Lethbridge Herald (Newspaper) - July 23, 1918, Lethbridge, Alberta
..�ji(rji:.'A-.-y�wsw.-fl WIT :!OiJiy s ^1 (1) Zonnebeke Churcb, Franca, (2) Taking shells up to the guiis, (3) Settiilg a big gitn. (4) Geraan piisoners on their way to the cages. (5) Loading up shells to send forward. (6) Getting guns into position to repel the (^nnan offensive. (7) One of our big guns moving up into support along the road-side. (8) Guns being pulled into position. .'(9) Western Canada shoop. ms. 4 fSMmmm n'Wii i.. lu.. .n. uarninir.TT ^^^^^^ RECORD WOOL CLIP FOR WESTERN CANADA ,4 !1 EARLIER estimates of this year's v/ool clip of Western Canada seem to Uavo been, much too con-Beivattve, It now looks ns II the Increase over last year's clip will bo aa high as fifty per cent. This Is t,he esvlmato of tho clip of the Southern Albena Wool Urowe.rs' Association- tho largest aasociatioii of sheepmen In Western Canada. Last year the members of this association had 158 . 000 Bl'eeii Ebeareil; this year the number shearea is about 225,000, or 70,000 more than la.st year. It It expected that tho Southern Alberta Astiocl-atlon vill liave about 1,575,000 pounds of wool for sale, and that tho mem. bers will realizo a total amount of mcro than a million dollars on tin.' clip. Most of the T,-bol of Alberta shee;) ia marketrrd tiirough tho various growcra ati-.tjclalions In different iiarts of the provlr.,e. Tho Plncher Creel! AcEoclaiioi!-ai.-;o fn Soutlicrn Al-derlr.--.vlll ha.\\. about 85,000 pounds o: v.uol for I'lfipnsal. which representa II fairly sub.^unUIai Increaso over the (juantlly laarkelod by this association last year. ;:.trea.'5es of from twenty-llvo to Htty per cent over last year's clips are also looked for at Calgai , Brooks, L;if;omho and Edmonton. In Saukcitchcwau tho grading oud-selling of ibo v,-ool !�) i ndertaken by tho Co-opur-llvo Urancli of tho Department of Agriculture. A large tiuantlty is al.so handled independently I.a.'it year tho Co-operative Branch maviioted for Saskatchewan farniers 22:i,ooo pounds of wool; this year it oxiiocLi-to handle at. least 400,000 |)oimds, or almost double tlie quantily. figures are evidence of tho growing Intcrout taken in sheep by tho fiirmi-TS of tho wheat province. Manitoba also has a co-operative Bcliomo for tho handling of wo.l, which is taktn advantage of by the majority of farmers there. Tho wool la sent to a central point for grading and SM'tlDB. and' tho farmers i'ecclvo ^ux....^i^,ukk.L^^..>im^ .-^^Ji an advance of between twenty and thirty cents a pound on their wool, which Is sold at tho best opportunity, Prosont indications aro that at least 250,000 pounds will bo handled jby the Department of Agriculture In this manner this year. This quantity is about twenty-live per cent, rnoro than was sold last year. Shearers are busy throughout the Prairlo Provljices and large quantities o� wool Have b�gnn to arrive at the collecting, Btp.flons at Calgary,"-Lothbrldge and KUinouton, Alberta, Roginu,! fiaiskatchewan, Winnipeg, Manitoba, .and other places. in Alberta thoro aro several largo shearing camps, at one of ^yhlch two thousand shoep are nov/ being'sheared dally, Most of tho smaller flocks, howovor, are being shoarod on tho home farms. At the sorting warehouses good progress la bolng made, and largo arrays of bags of wool, already sorted and grndeil ready for tho Bale, arc to I* seen there. When all th� wool has boon oortei and graded It 'will bo consigned to tho Canadian Cooperative Wool GroW' ors' Association at Tordnto, Ontnrlo, This Is an association formed by sheep breeders from all parts of ths Dominion for tho purposo of marketing the wool of Its members and others, and looking after tho Intorost* of sheep ownoro In every wiiy.